Week In The Life (WITL) is a week long project created by Ali Edwards where you document the ordinary and the day to day routine. It’s about the little things you wouldn’t normally write about, or photograph and at the end I’ll make an album all about it. I recently wrote about my preparations for the project here. I wasn’t sure if I was going to write about each day on this blog, but I’ve found the whole process so invigorating, and I think writing here will help with the journalling side of things when it comes to making the album later on.
I wake up at six in the foulest mood and I’m instantly grumpy with everyone, even poor Arthur who has the audacity to play next to me in bed. Not the best start to the week! Bloody hormones. I go downstairs, make myself a coffee and Dave, who isn’t working today, gives me a pep talk and acts silly and cheers me up no end. We eat breakfast and all go upstairs to get dressed, but end up tickling and playing in one of the bedrooms for a while.
Once dressed, we head out into town, do a spot of shopping, go to the library to pick up a couple of books and head out into Town Park for lunch.
We spend quite a bit of time in the park. Managing to avoid the playground, we set up camp underneath an oak tree and Betsy and Arthur run free while Dave and I relax. The kids have been playing together really well recently and it was heartwarming to catch Betsy reading one of the library books to Arthur. We also have fun with the self timer on my camera and get a couple of wonky shots of all of us together.
Betsy is fascinated by these seeds heads. They are, of course, fairies who grant wishes. We all grab a few and make a wish. Betsy wished for “a lovely watering can” that has bees, flowers and ants on there.
Once home, we all chill out a bit. Betsy naps and I nurse Arthur on the sofa. Once everyone is a bit more awake, I prepare my lunches for work and get dinner on the go (mash and leftover meat and veg from yesterday’s roast dinner at Uncle Martin and Auntie Karen’s) while Dave plays with the kiddos downstairs.
Just before dinner, we have a Skype chat with my folks, but as it’s all a bit chaotic and I can’t really have a conversation with them, I end up ringing them after five minutes! Was good to see them though and Betsy loves it.
I stop taking photos after dinner to concentrate on bedtimes and then photo editing, but it’s been a really lovely day. Very easy to photograph too, although making sure that I’m in some of the photos is weird and I’m still not comfortable in front of the lens, but an album like WITL would be weird without me in them, so I’ll just have to suck it up!